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With courses in 110+ languages, Transparent Language Online provides an effective and engaging experience for language learners looking to build their vocabulary, practice their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and maintain what they learn. Includes KidSpeak™, a fun, age-appropriate online language course designed for children ages 6 and up with more than 40 activities, puzzles, and songs to guide young learners through the basics.

To use the mobile app or to save your progress, you must create an account.

Learn How to Get Started Using Transparent Language Online

CADL library card required (this includes Student Success Initiative cards)

Other Resources

Books and Audiobooks

Explore our catalog for physical and digital books and audiobooks. Try this search strategy-- type the name of the language you are interested in and then "self instruction", for example "Spanish self instruction"

Community Resources for Learning English

A compilation of opportunities in the greater Lansing area for learning or practicing English language skills.